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* New COVID-19 testing site at Capital Mall,
* WA. state expands COVID-19 testing program,
* All about noise from JBLM this week!

New COVID-19 testing site opens at Capital Mall this week
Capital Mall hosts new COVID-19 testing site, in parking area adjacent JC Penny.
Credit: Bellingham-based Northwest Laboratory via The Olympian


+ The Olympian: New COVID-19 testing site opens at Capital Mall this week, parking lot adjacent JC Penny

+ JOLT News: Less than three percent of county residents have received both doses – “No new doses expected to arrive in Thurston County this week.”

+ Seattle Times: Washington state to expand COVID-19 testing program, adding at least 48 school districts, Inslee says

+ The Olympian: Thurston board of commissioners OKs climate emergency declaration, mitigation plan

+ The [Tacoma] News Tribune: Here’s what you need to know about noise from JBLM this week

+ McClatchey News: ‘All I feel is stress.’ Student survey reveals crushing pressure in pandemic learning


CNBC: COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

The Washington Post: Eroding trust, spreading fear: The historical ties between pandemics and extremism

The Washington Post: I work in a nursing home. Here’s why my colleagues are skipping the vaccine.


Common Dreams: $15 Minimum Wage Would Have Bigger Budget Impact Than GOP Tax Cuts, Says Congressional Budget Office

Kaiser Health News: State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Rising Drug Prices – Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs [Ed. note: lower drug prices Trump proclaimed lower drug prices never materialized!]

Business Insider: Parler, a preferred social-media platform for the far-right, is back online with Mark Meckler as interim CEO


Associated Press: Democratic congressman sues Trump over role in Capitol riot. “The case against Trump was brought under a provision of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which was passed in response to KKK violence and prohibits violence or intimidation meant to prevent Congress or other federal officials from carrying out their constitutional duties.”

Truthout: Trump’s Frivolous First Amendment Defense Won’t Shield Him in a Criminal Case

The New York Times: Pennsylvania G.O.P.’s Push for More Power Over Judiciary Raises Alarms – [Ed. Note: In wake of Trump’s election challenge losses in PA. courts]

Truthout: GOP Senators Told House Impeachment Manager Stacey Plaskett They Were Afraid to “Stand Out on a Limb”

CBS News: Trump unloads on “dour, sullen, and unsmiling” McConnell

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Judge’s ruling focuses Georgia voting rights lawsuit on purges – Stacey Abrams

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: L. Lin Wood [proselyte of former President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud] enlists ‘Army of Patriots’ in battle to retain law license

Market Watch: ‘We did not send him there to do the right thing’: Pennsylvania Republicans may censure Sen. Pat Toomey over impeachment vote

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